Friday, July 15, 2016

America Wasn't Ready For A Black President

As President Obama winds down his tenure in The White House, it has become painfully clear many Americans haven't been able to deal with the fact The USA has a black president.

From the moment he was sworn into office, President Obama has endured insults and obstruction from Republicans in Congress unprecedented in American History.

Republicans have denied Obama is an American citizen, accused him of being a member of The Weather Underground [a clandestine radical organization founded in the late 1960s to overthrow of the U.S. government] when he was 8 years old, voted in Congress to repeal the president's signature healthcare reform law, which they dubbed "Obamacare" every year since it was passed, accused him of being a crypto- Muslim "terrorist", had Republican State Governors jab their fingers in his face, called him a "liar" during a speech to Congress on live national television, refused to attend his speeches, announced their top priority was making sure he wouldn't be re-elected, and overall obstructed everything the president tried to do, even when there was bipartisan agreement on the what needed to be done. Obama was the target of the most disrespectful racial slurs from critics, and although gun violence was a problem before Obama took office, young unarmed black males have been increasingly shot and killed by police, and racial tensions have increased to a level not seen since the "civil rights" era of The 1960s.

The disrespect leveled against President Obama goes way beyond partisan politics. Many Americans hoped his presidency would be a time of reconciliation, but instead it led to a new explosion of ugly racism. Meanwhile, Republicans have employed an infantile "rubber-glue" response in which they actually accuse President Obama of being the "racist". It is indeed impossible to mention every example of disrespectful behavior Republicans [& Libertarians] have shown towards President Obama is this short article, but it is proof enough that after all the social progress which has been made in the decades since World War II too many Americans simply couldn't accept the fact that the president is a "negro".

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Martin County Sheriff William Snyder wants President Barack Obama to end his "deafening silence" regarding deadly shootings against law enforcement officers and says he doesn't hear a "clarion call for peace" while he defends local deputies accused of police brutality.

31 Year Old Jamell Adamson was pulled over for running a red light mere days before Snyder felt the need to issue his criticism of President Obama to local media, and the situation quickly escalated. Adamson was hit with a taser, and Snyder claims Adamson fell and hit his face on a concrete curb, causing substantial facial trauma. The Sheriff says "evidence" supports the deputies version of the events, and Snyder insists there is "absolutely no evidence Adamson was abused in anyway by our deputy", although eye witnesses dispute that claim. Adamsons’ friends and family are scared to speak "on the record", but they want an investigation into the matter. 

Snyder has complained about the president's announcement the government will no longer supply high caliber weapons, camouflage gear, or armored cars to local police. He claims The Federal Government " should not "lecture" local law enforcement, but it should continue to provide local police with military weapons according to the 1033 surplus program. Snyder has been quoted saying the equipment he's received through the program isn't meant to "intimidate". "I would hate to lose my MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle)", he says. "Scapegoating [local police] and trying to hold us responsible for some of the problems that we've had in some fragile neighborhoods is completely misguided", Snyder insists. Snyder is calling on elected leaders nationwide to "do more" to support law enforcement officers in local communities. Snyder has assured his deputies he "has their back" and doesn't want them to second guess themselves.

Local residents of Martin County claim there have been many violations by the Martin County Sheriffs Department over seen by Sheriff William Snyder, and Sheriff Snyder has gone to great lenghts to cover up those incidents. Snyder's critics argue Police Brutality which harms local citizens should not be "covered up" by expensive legal firms at the taxpayers expense. In the meantime, Snyder's latest criticism of President Obama is ironic to say the least, since his leadership is coming under increased scrutiny at a time when The Epidemic of Police Brutality in America is becoming a major issue.